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Vidalia Onions
« on: June 08, 2017, 06:57:07 am »
Anyone got anything special that they do with Vidalia Onions?

I get them at the grocery and enjoy them sliced raw on burgers and sometimes just a slice by itself!

I've found that they don't really make a good "cooking onion", because they are not very strong or hot!

Hard to believe that we can get them here, cheaper than they go for in Georgia!

Bought two 4-pound bags a couple days ago for $2.99/bag!
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 07:29:32 am »
I like to cut a little cone in the top of the peeled, whole onion.  Put some butter and a little soy sauce in the recess where the cone was removed.  Wrap in foil.  Bake in oven. 
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 07:41:45 am »
My grandfather used to get them shipped up here in the '80's when they were a novelty. I would cut a half inch slice and put it on a hard roll with some mayo. Now they are everywhere, but about half the size they used to be.
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 08:53:08 am »
I like them bout anyway you can fix them, baked, stir fry,  hamburgers, fact is its a trip to the store if I run out, I will often times just look at them to make sure I still have some,  that and fresh garlic, its a gotta have thing, just about forgot, fried with tater chunks and peppers for what I call deer camp taters, 
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 08:01:46 pm »
I wrap them in foil with potatoes, butter and garlic then on the grill with steak or pork chops. There just isn't anything better.
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 08:14:37 pm »
Dave, I remember when a Vidalia slice would cover a slice of bread!
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 07:07:20 am »
Me too Chuck, they are much smaller here too, but still good
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 07:39:05 am »
We still get the big ones  :).  Maybe the smaller ones ship and store better for the long trek up North. 
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 08:03:08 am »
here too,  the last two were nearly softball size,
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 06:10:33 pm »
Wish I could get em here that big
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2017, 08:08:55 pm »
We got a bag of real big ones at COSTCO last week. I like them with everything. My favorite is cut thick slices and hold them together with a wooden skewer. Find a couple of big portabella mushroom caps ( about 4 inch diameter ). Grill them over hot coals and place on a grilled potato roll with a little sweet baby rays. Better then a grilled burger.  digin_2
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2017, 08:52:05 pm »
My dad ate a onion sandwich atleast 4 times a week. He used Vidalia when he could get them. One slice about half inch thick, slice of cheese and mustard !
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 07:35:50 am »
You guys are making me yearn for one
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2017, 07:53:57 am »
21; That sounds like a good thing to try!   digin_2
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 11:39:55 am »
Had one yesterday, butter, bacon grease and garlic wrapped in foil sat in the back of the grill while I grilled some thick cut chops.
DELISH!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2017, 07:00:31 pm »
I've got quite a few onions left, I'll have to try that, Bill!   digin_2
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2017, 02:42:55 am »
Grilled or baked whole with butter in the top, and a bouillon cube.

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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2017, 06:37:09 pm »
21; That sounds like a good thing to try!   digin_2
Made a samwich tonight with grilled vidalia, grilled portabella with fresh mozzerala melted on it placed on a grilled potato roll. Found some 1/2 sour pickles and red,white, & blue chips at costco to go with it. That was great. 
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2017, 07:45:53 pm »
Sure looks good.
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 07:55:30 am »
Looks good, 21!   digin_2
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 03:15:57 pm »
Cooking with aluminum foil is being found to contribute to alzheimer's (sp?). 
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2017, 08:01:08 am »
Cooking with aluminum foil is being found to contribute to alzheimer's (sp?).

I too have read about that. One thing I read mentioned, drinking from cans, eating Rolaids and using aluminum pots and pans.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2017, 06:09:21 pm »
On this last topic, My mom cooked with aluminum pots and frying  pans ll my young life.
This was also a topic in the 90's.
But neither my dad nor me or my 2 brothers have any symptoms so far.
Dad died just short of 89 not from Alzheimer's .
Mom at 81
My moms sister and her mother also had Alzheimer's
But I' m still going to eat em any way I can.
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2017, 08:35:16 pm »
Pete, I have some EXTRA if you'd like some, let me know!

When you're at the camp, we're only about 5-6 miles apart!
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2017, 05:43:17 pm »
I thought I had already replied to this, Ah well, maybe too much aluminum!

My mother used to say it isn't I true Vidalia onion unless its grown within 20 miles of Vidalia.

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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2017, 07:12:07 am »
That is correct from a labeling and marketing standpoint.  There is a defined geographic area. 

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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2017, 06:40:30 pm »
Like to make blomming onions with them. Sliced from one end, spread open, battered, and deep fried. Can make a meal of a big one.
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2017, 07:49:29 pm »
Those ARE really good, tree-farmer!   digin_2
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Re: Vidalia Onions
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2017, 09:22:45 am »
Them fresh cukes look pretty good too!
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